(click image to enlarge)Well, I now have a slightly faster computer with considerably more RAM and Hard Drive space and a direct X 10 graphics card, so hopefully some of the more complex animation setups are now more achievable!
To begin with, I decided I really needed to go and finish up the Emperor's Palace on Kaitain, since it is really the opening FX shot of the movie (Not counting all the intro stuff and the guild's secret report).
I am still working on finishing up the landing field and I have to work out what the heck the guild lander looks like - since it is as really odd shape and I only have a few references for it.
I am also playing around with time of day... all the exterior model shots seem to be set at night in the movie (Caladan Castle, Geidi Prime, Kaitain Palace), so I thought it might look better to try a few alternatives.
So for Kaitain I am trying out a sort of golden sunset kind of look - trying not to make it look too "starwarsy" though.